Throwback Thursday #tbt

Throwback Thursday #tbt

This week’s Throwback player is Mark Steenhuis

Drafted 7th overall in the 2002 entry draft by the Columbus Landsharks.

NLL Career:

2002 Columbus Landsharks
2003-18 Buffalo Bandits

1 Champions Cup 2008
2008 Transition Player of the Year
2008 Champions Cup MVP

NLL regular season statistics:

GP 266, G 459, A 554, Pts. 1013, PM 402

NLL playoff statistics:

GP 29, G 54, A 45, Pts. 99, PM 26.

MSL Career:

2002-04 St. Catharines Athletics
2005-07 Barrie Lakeshores
2008-09 St. Regis Indians

After St. Regis folded, Mark was selected first overall by the Peterborough Lakers in the dispersel draft.

2010-18 Peterborough Lakers

2002 Rookie of the Year
2003, 2014 MVP
2014 MSL Top Scorer
2017 Lakers Most Dedicated Player

4x Mann Cup Champion 2010, 2012, 2017, 2018

2001 Minto Cup Winner with the St. Catharines Athletics Jr. A

Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.